Vana Childcare Ministries (Australia)

Vana Childcare Ministries enjoy Australian deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

Australian Business Number: 75 576 738 867

Status: Registered Charity, Incorporated Association under the laws of Queensland, Australia

Organisation number: CH1570

RegistrationOffice of Fair Trading (State of Queensland, Australia); and Australian Securities and Exchange Commission

Content:  Provided by Vana Childcare Ministries 

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Australians, Errol and Donna Spence founded VANA Ministries, in 2006.  It was at a conference that Donna Spence heard Marilyn Skinner from WATOTO (Uganda) speaking. When Marilyn spoke about WATOTO’s vision of seeing “Watoto-style villages” all over Africa Donna knew immediately in her heart that this is what needed to happen in Zimbabwe. That was the beginning of VANA Childcare Ministries.

Since those early days, VANA has been helping children break the poverty cycle through programs that offer:

  • Nutrition and clean water
  • Educational opportunities
  • Medical/health care
  • Loving community/family support

The organisation’s principal project has been the establishment of the VANA Centre in Chivhu, Zimbabwe, which provides housing and support for orphaned, and vulnerable children in the area.  The children live permanently in family-size homes (up to eight children per home) with loving mothers to care for them.

VANA also assists projects in Bulawayo (Harvest Family Village) and Chinhoyi (The Good Shepherd Centre).


In Australia, VANA Partners with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993) on project J710N.  Gifts over $2 with a preference for this project are tax deductible.  Excess funds may be applied to other project activities.

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